Ferguson, MO (KTRS) Several events were held over the weekend to mark the upcoming 2nd anniversary of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
This included the annual Michael Brown Justice Walk on Saturday morning. The walk began at Canfield Green Apartments, where the 18-year-old was fatally shot during a confrontation with then Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. It ended at Normandy High School, where Brown graduated just months prior to the shooting.
The event has about 75 participants. This was compared to hundreds who gathered for the walk in 2015. Some speculate that the reduced numbers was due to a fee that was charged required this year to participate.
Deandre Tally, Brown’s cousin speculated that some of those who participated last year where “doing it for the wrong reasons.”
Mike Brown, Sr. was also in attendance and spoke to the media prior to the walk.
“I’m still in pain, getting through the best way I can and with the support of the community, that’s what helps me stand up still.” said Brown.
A national moment of silence will be held on Tuesday to mark the annivesary. This will be at Canfield Green
Apartments in Ferguson.